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7th Qassam to break ceasefire

Rocket falls near kibbutz in Negev, IDF not responding. Sunday, one week after ceasefire, continued firing to be discussed by cabinet

Efrat Weiss
Published: 12.03.06, 08:06 / Israel News

Another Qassam rocket landed Sunday morning near a kibbutz in the western Negev. It exploded in an open field and no one was injured nor was any damage done.


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This was the seventh rocket to be fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip, since the ceasefire was declared, just one week ago. Israel continues to restrain itself and is not responding to the shooting, and this has indeed been one of the more quiet weeks to pass on the southern residents in the recent months.


The security cabinet is set to convene Sunday to discuss the fragile calm, and to discuss Israel's responses to further firing.


Also on the agenda is the possible expansion of the ceasefire to include the West Bank. It has not yet been officially announced, but the Israel Defense Force has reduced activity in the West Bank.


Nonetheless, the IDF continues to arrest wanted suspects from time to time.


Saturday night six wanted suspects were arrested in the West Bank: in Ramallah a Tanzim activist, in Bethlehem area too Fatah associates and in Hebron area three Hamas activists.


Shmulik Hadad also contributed to this story


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